In my line of work it is important to be innovative and forward looking. Thinking beautifully yet considering all the necessary elements that need to fulfill the areas that need to be addressed. A successful design must have three elements:
It needs to be functional from beginning, middle and end.
There needs to be conscious decisions on how it is assembled together, what is it made out of and what its end lifecycle will be.
Lastly, there needs to be an emotional connection. There needs to be moments that give the users a chance to appreciate its presence, craftsmanship and beauty.